Kobe Bryant has to be wondering where the 2012-13 season is going. The Dwight Howard rumors are never going to stop, at least until the NBA season is over in L.A. It's obvious (so far) that the practically guaranteed championship handed to the Lakers by Las Vegas odds makers is in serious jeopardy as L.A. is struggling to just make the postseason, which has to make you wonder that there may be a bit of truth to all these Howard trade rumors.
According to the inquisitr.com Dwight Howard to Boston for Rajon Rondo has no merit to it, but Howard may be dealt sooner than people think even though Lakers management insists Howard is going nowhere - and here's why.
“I haven’t talked to Danny Ainge in weeks,” Kupchak told ESPN. “I made the statement a week or two ago that we’re not going to trade Dwight Howard and that hasn’t changed.”
Kupchak may be telling the truth, or just not tipping his hand.
Howard is a free agent after this year and the Lakers would rather get something for Superman than nothing.
The lure of the Brooklyn Nets will once again come calling (along with several others) for Howard during the summer and they may be willing to throw big money at him.
If the Lakers actually looked like a team, these rumors wouldn't be flying around everyday.
Howard and Kobe aren't on the same page and it shows not only on the court, but off the court as well.
A trade for Rondo may not happen, and Celtics fans probably hope it doesn't, but a trade to try to get something for Howard may still happen.
Vegas odds makers aren't worried about the Lakers at the moment. The once 4/1 favorites to win the 2012-13 NBA title are now at 8 or 10/1 in many sportsbooks.